Federico Alba was born the 21st of November 1988 in Ribera, a small town in Sicily (Italy) close to Agrigento. He cultivated his passion for golf at the age of 18 and became a professional in 2013 after attending his golf studies at The Belfry GC in Birmingham, home of the Professional Golfers Association of Europe. This goal allows him to crown the dream of becoming the first Sicilian Golf Professional in Italy.
In his youth Federico spent two years in professional football wearing the Rosa Nero shirt of Palermo Football Club and several appearances in the National Under 18 team. He believes that his time as a footballer has helped him a lot in his approach to golf both as a player and as a teacher.
A three-year degree in Economics and Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Golf Studies at the University of Birmingham, Golf Manager certified at the Italian National Golf School and fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Currently Federico lives in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where he conducts the role of Senior PGA Teaching Professional at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Magnificent golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player. He’s the only Italian Golf Professional in the Middle East and he represents PXG as a Brand Ambassador for the region.